Agenda Item
Meeting Date:
6/10/2021 - 6:30 PM  
Bids, Contracts, Agreements  
8.5 Newsela Online Resource Purchase  
Strategic Plan 2018-2023:
ACADEMIC - Quality Instruction
IIA - Instructional Materials  
Provide Name(s) of Attachments:
Newsela Quote  
File Attachment:
Newsela Quote.pdf
Provide Background Details and Rationale:
Newsela is an online adaptive, instructional content platform with the goal of improving motivation, learning strategies, engagement, vocabulary, and comprehension outcomes for students in grades 2-12. Newsela unites high-interest content at multiple reading levels with accompanying assessments and reading activities that share insights designed for teachers and learners. Each article in Newsela has an associated quiz and questions are aligned to standards, thereby assuring district administrators that the content is appropriate while also saving teachers valuable time in finding instructional content.

Customer Agreement has been reviewed by General Counsel.
Provide Funding Source and Estimated Cost:
Resource Budget - $60,000  
Legal References:
Name of Persons(s) Submitting Agenda Item with Title:
Dr. Jasmine Briedwell, Directory of Elementary Education
Dr. Mike Kimbrel, Assistant Superintendent for Academic Services
Presenter(s) if Presentation Anticipated:
It will be recommended at the June 24, 2021 Board Meeting that the Park Hill Board of Education approve the Newsela Online Resource Purchase, as presented; and authorize Dr. Cowherd, Superintendent or Designee to sign any required documents.  
Recommended By:
Signed By:
Dr. Jasmine Briedwell - Director of Elementary Education
Signed By:  
Dr. Mike Kimbrel - Assistant Superintendent - Academic Services
Signed By:  
Dr. Jeanette Cowherd - Superintendent